Fraud

Buying a vehicle

Have you found a great vehicle online or in an advertisement with a price too good to be true? Are you being asked to send the down payment through a wire transfer, prepaid card or money order?

Unfortunately, it’s a SCAM. Do not send money for the vehicle to the seller or a payments representative. The vehicle purchase scammer may try to convince you to pay through Fidelity Express, Moneygram or Western Union to avoid sales tax and get a great price. They may even send you a letter or email of authentication telling vou that you have purchased the item, but in order to deliver it you need to wire funds first. Do not send the money. It’s a SCAM. You will not receive a car or truck. Once money is wired and received or money orders/prepaid card sent and cashed, they cannot be recovered.


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